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1999ApJ...525L..73M - Astrophys. J., 525, L73-L76 (1999/November-2)

The BEPPOSAX view of the hot cluster Abell 2319.

MOLENDI S., DE GRANDI S., FUSCO-FEMIANO R., COLAFRANCESCO S., FIORE F., NESCI R. and TAMBURELLI F.

Abstract (from CDS):

We present results from a BeppoSAX observation of the rich cluster Abell 2319. The broadband spectrum (2-50 keV) of the cluster can be adequately represented by an optically thin thermal emission model with a temperature of 9.6±0.3 keV and a metal abundance of 0.25±0.03 in solar units and with no evidence of a hard X-ray excess in the PDS spectrum. From the upper limit to the hard-tail component, we derive a lower limit of ∼0.04 µG for the volume-averaged intracluster magnetic field. By performing spatially resolved spectroscopy in the medium energy band (2-10 keV), we find that the projected radial temperature and metal abundance profiles are constant out to a radius of 16' (1.4 Mpc). A reduction of the temperature of one-third, when going from the cluster core out to 16', can be excluded in the present data at the 99% confidence level. From the analysis of the temperature and abundance maps, we find evidence of a temperature enhancement and of an abundance decrement in a region localized 6'-8' northeast of the core, where a merger event may be taking place. Finally, the temperature map indicates that the subcluster located northwest of the main cluster may be somewhat cooler than the rest of the cluster.

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Journal keyword(s): Galaxies: Clusters: Individual: Alphanumeric: A2319 - X-Rays: Galaxies

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